Presents Of Mind: Talking Holiday Gifts With Style Experts Gabby & Danielle Prescod
Hi Gabby, hi Danielle! Are you excited for the holiday season?
Danielle: I love the holidays! It’s really big in our family. We love gift giving, spending time together, eating the food, for sure. [laughs] I just love the whole thing.
Gabby: We play tennis as a family too. Every Thanksgiving we have this tradition called the Turkey Shootout, where we all play against each other—it’s the best.
Let’s take a little trip down memory lane and talk gifts you gave each
other as kids.
Danielle: Our school used to have this fair—trinkets, picture frames, little tchotchkes, things like that. As a kid, you can’t just go to the mall and buy your family presents, so one year we both went, separately, and we got each other—
Gabby: —the saaaame thing! [laughs]
Danielle: Yup, the same fairy figurine thing! [laughs]
Gabby: A fairy on a little bird fountain. Somehow we both knew the other would love it.
Aww, that’s the cutest! How about now—what’re you going to give and
hoping to get this year?
Danielle: I don’t really need much. I love getting workout classes or experiences. But my mom is big into wanting us to open something.
Gabby: Yeah—when we were younger, we were very into getting the gifts, but now I’m more into giving them.
What makes a present really great?
Danielle: I think an element of surprise is really important, and also just customizing it to the person. I like to listen to people and think about what I would gift them. I’m obsessed with it. Gifting is a huge love language of mine, y’know?
Gabby: Yeah, I agree. I love when someone opens a gift and they’re like, “Oh my god, I haven’t thought about this in so long!” Thoughtfulness is key. Or get something for the home, ’cause I love a candle too.
Danielle: Yes! I love little things. I got all my friends seashells this year. I went on a solo trip to Jamaica and just went around the beach collecting the prettiest shells.
Gabby: For sure. It doesn’t have to be a big, over-the-top gift to be special.
Thanks for the tips, ladies. Check out Danielle and Gabby’s personal picks from our gift guide below.